Social media has tipped the scales in how we touch and get access to information. It’s even changed the way we communicate with people feeling more comfortable with a Facebook post or a tweet than they are with live communication. (I could take a detour here and talk about how that’s actually affecting people’s ability to have authentic communication and relationships…but I digress).
Now more than ever, the entertainers and athletes feel closer to their fans–and critics as we get a front row seat and look into their lives, and it ain’t always pretty. The way social media is setup allows us to not only see what they do, but we can see who they communicate to, and when those conversations are hostile, it becomes quite a show!
Darren Sprole’s wife. Richard Sherman. LeGarrette Blount. DeAngelo Hall. These were just some of the people involved in Twitter wars–or rants this week. After someone made a point to name someone other than Richard Sherman as the best corner in the league, it set off a Twitter war with Sherman, Blount and even DeAngelo Hall got involved.
When it’s all said and done it comes down to ego and more ego. Men telling other men to check their bank accounts, check their stats and challenging them to have better plays and games. I’m telling you, we can’t make this stuff up!
When I’m looking and reading these wars in 140 words or less, I’m reminded that these are VERY young men, with alot of money who have been elevated on a social platform for their talents and skills with a ball. Actually, when you think about it that way, these Twitter “wars” and rants, almost make sense.
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,